Trinity Anglican Church
Saturday June 29, 2019
Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday June 28, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bruce Embury of Blenheim passed away at home on Saturday June 22, 2019 at the age of 76 years. He was one of four children born to Ken & Evelyn (Graves) Embury and is survived by his siblings Joanne & Jim Laurie, Kim & Terry St. Pierre and Ken & Sheila Embury.
Everyone who knew Bruce would agree that he was a man of few words, but a quick google search about people who are quiet would let you know “those who talk less really are smarter”! And if being his wife’s biggest supporter and a hero to his children was an indication of a life well lived, Bruce was an intelligent man who lived life to the fullest! He was only 18 years old when he married the love of his life Carol (Goodwin) and began a journey that would span almost 58 years. Together they raised two children who they were very proud of; Shelly & John DeBrouwer and Rick & Anne-Marie Embury. They were blessed with five grandchildren and their families; Joshua Embury & Amber Christiansen (Liam), Nicole Embury & Adam Iannetta, Lauren & Jarrod Oliphant, Sarah & Joel Pepper (August, Julien and the late Benjamin (2016) and Erica Embury. He will be missed by his little buddy Bijoux who never left his side whenever he was home.
Being a butcher and a hockey player were major parts of Bruce’s life. He retired from Blenheim Meats in 2015 and played hockey as a goal tender since his youth to an oldtimer. Beyond that, his pleasures in life were simple…Wednesday night steak barbeques with a couple of beers and Friday night Wayne’s Pizza were two things he looked forward to every week.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Friday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service for Bruce will take place in Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday June 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Friends wishing to remember Bruce with a memorial donation are asked to consider either Trinity Anglican Church or Pet & Wildlife Rescue.